Oklahoma Democrats have the wind at their back. Last month, they won Oklahoma's 44th State Senate seat and Oklahoma’s 75th State House seat with decisive margins. Both Democrat victors, Senator-Elect Brooks-Jimenez and Representative-elect Gaddis centered their platforms on Oklahoma’s growing education crisis.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania is known for its rolling fields and farmers markets. It’s also known for being just another one of the Republican controlled rural areas of Pennsylvania. Lancaster happens to be a part of the extremely gerrymandered PA-16 congressional district; a district that notoriously went for Trump in the 2016 presidential election 51.03% - 44.22%. As well as a congressional district that has been under Republican congressional control since 1945.
Past Tuesday’s [7/25/2017] election results in New Hampshire’s 16th senate district are not only a signal of where Democrats are nationally but also offer a look into Manchester municipal elections. Come November, our 2015 nominee Joyce Craig will take on Incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas. So far, five of Manchester’s 12 wards have had special elections and with this data, we can get an idea of where the vote is shifting.
On the heels of winning four seats in July, Democrats are poised to seize more seats as we enter August and the second half of the year.